|Date Posted:||Nov 28, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Dec 6, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||3|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the worldâ€™s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement. EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world. The Skills Training for Afghan Youth (STAY Positive) project works to mobilize and strengthen at-risk youth to contribute to the economic development and security of Afghanistan. To achieve its goal of engaging and preparing youth for their roles in the world of work, society and family life, STAY Positive provides education and workforce development opportunities for out-of-school youth, builds the capacity of existing vocational education centers, enhances gender awareness and participation and helps strengthen the capacity of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ministries to better support youth programs. First year program activities will be carried out in Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Kandahar.
The Logistics and Procurement Assistant has responsibility for assisting with the procurement of goods and services in accordance with USG regulations, and arranging project logistics. This position reports to the Logistics or Admin Manager. This position is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Under the direction of the Security Manager and Logistics and Procurement Officer, ensure travel plan policies and procedures are followed;
â€¢ Provide logistical support for STAY personnel including arranging ground transportation, booking air travel, hotel accommodations and visa coordination;
â€¢ Collect quotations for the procurement of goods and services;
â€¢ Collect and verify receipts;
â€¢ Under take procurement, tendering, and contracting activities with suppliers;
â€¢ Maintain STAY project equipment inventory;
â€¢ Assist with managing project vehicles and drivers;
â€¢ Create and maintain vehicle logs.
â€¢ Bachelorâ€™s degree or equivalent required with 3-4 years relevant experience
â€¢ 1 years of experience working on donor funded projects;
â€¢ Strong oral communication and negotiation skills required;
â€¢ Excellent communication in English required;
â€¢ Knowledge of USG rules and regulations required;
â€¢ Experience working with a USAID funded project is a plus.